Here are my machines specs
Vista 64 bit - SP 2
Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.33 gigahertz
Quadro FX 3700 Graphics Card 512 VRAM
8 GB's of RAM
I'm running the latest verision of After Effects 9.0.2 I believe. I'm running most of the trapcode plugins, including particular 2.0, but no other 3rd parties.
Today I was expierencing a lot of crashes, I updated my graphics card driver, a few hours later it kept crashing. I removed the preference file, and when I restarted after effects it says I DO NOT have an Open GL graphics card and opengl is disabled.
I have made the old preference file active, restarted AE and it still will not reconginze my graphics card.
It could more related to the new driver than anything else. Try rolling back to the previous driver?
Your installing a newer driver may have been premature. Rolling back to a previous version might indeed solve your issue - or the latest of the latest. Since yesterday, there is a new "official" WHQL NVidia driver even offered via Windows Update....
Thank you both, that was indeed the issue. I installed the older version of the driver and probelms went away